Knowledge Identifier: +Jimmy_Cliff
Jimmy Cliff - Hurricane Hatty, 1962.www.youtube.com
In 1964, Cliff was chosen as one of Jamaica's representatives at the World's Fair and he soon signed to Island Records and moved to the UK. Island Records initially tried to sell Cliff to the rock audience, but his career took off in the late 1960s.
Many Rivers to Cross - "'Many Rivers to Cross"'" is a song written in 1969 by Jimmy Cliff
In 1972, Cliff starred as Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin in the classic reggae film, The Harder They Come, directed by Perry Henzell.
Ernest Ranglin - Ranglin toured with Jimmy Cliff in the dual role of music director/guitarist, which resulted in the 1976 album release "In Concert: The Best of Jimmy Cliff"
Wally Badarou - All the while close to Island Records's founder Chris Blackwell, he was one of the Compass Point All Stars , the in-house recording team of Compass Point Studios responsible for a long series of albums of the 1980s recorded by Grace Jones, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Black Uhuru, Gwen Guthrie, Jimmy Cliff and Gregory Isaacs
During the 1981 River Tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added Cliff's previously little-known song "Trapped" to their live set; it achieved great prominence when included on 1985's We Are the World benefit album.
In 1984 Cliff appeared at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands.
Also in 1985 Cliff contributed to the song "Sun City," a protest song written and composed by Steven Van Zandt and recorded by Artists United Against Apartheid to convey opposition to the South African policy of apartheid.
I Can See Clearly Now - It was covered by many artists throughout the years, including a 1993 hit version by Jimmy Cliff, who re-recorded it for the motion picture soundtrack of "Cool Runnings", where it reached the top 20 at No. 18 on the "Billboard" Hot 100
I Can See Clearly Now - Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff recorded a cover of the song for the 1993 movie "Cool Runnings"
Jimmy Cliff - I can see clearly now, from the Cool Runnings film soundtrack, 1993.www.youtube.com
In 1995 Cliff released the single "Hakuna Matata," a collaboration with Lebo M, a song from the soundtrack of the film The Lion King.
In 2002, Cliff released the album Fantastic Plastic People in Europe, after first providing free downloads using p2p software.
Patterson honoured Cliff on 20 October 2003, by awarding him The Order of Merit, the nation's third-highest honour, in recognition of his contributions to the film and music of Jamaica.
In the spring and summer of 2010, Cliff embarked on an extensive tour of the US and Canada.
On 25 June 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Jimmy Cliff among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire